Samsung has been working on a business model to improve climate sustainability and recycling of mobile device waste. Samsung said it has installed a mobile device waste collection box called “Eco-Box” in 34 countries/regions around the world, including the United States, Brazil and Spain.
Samsung said it wants to install more of these mobile device waste collection boxes in all 180 countries/regions where Samsung products are sold. The company hopes to achieve this goal by 2030. These collection boxes can separate and recycle discarded cell phone parts. Users can contribute to the fight against climate change by using Eco Boxes to conveniently dispose of their cell phones through service centers.
Samsung also noted that its service centers in countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom “are using bicycles or electric cars to provide ‘eco-delivery’ to deliver repaired products to the customer’s desired location.
This year, Samsung also established a “paperless system,” which reduces the use of paper and instead uses electronic document printing at service centers and environmentally friendly packaging for service materials shipped globally. Shipping boxes are also made of “materials suitable for sustainable forest certification activities,” plastic tape has been replaced with paper tape, tote bags have been replaced with recycled synthetic resin bags and more.